• Creator
  • Hegg, Eric A., 1867-1948
  • Created Date
  • ca. 1898
  • Description
  • Miles Canyon and White Horse Rapids were among the most dangerous parts of the Yukon River between Lake Bennett and Dawson. In 1898, a five-mile tramway was built around these two obstacles, and travelers could ride around them in safety. The tramway operators charged 25 cents a pound to haul gold seekers' goods on horse-drawn flat bed cars. Many miners couldn't afford this and continued to go by boat.In this photo, three Yukon River steamboat... more
    Miles Canyon and White Horse Rapids were among the most dangerous parts of the Yukon River between Lake Bennett and Dawson. In 1898, a five-mile tramway was built around these two obstacles, and travelers could ride around them in safety. The tramway operators charged 25 cents a pound to haul gold seekers' goods on horse-drawn flat bed cars. Many miners couldn't afford this and continued to go by boat.In this photo, three Yukon River steamboats, the "Gleaner" (left), the "Australian" (middle) and the "Nora" (right), wait by the pier near the Miles Canyon tramway. The pier is loaded with goods to be transported downstream to Dawson. Several flat bed cars can be seen on the tracks. The pier, tracks, and cars are all built from tree trunks cut nearby. less
  • Format
  • image
    photograph
    Scanned from original photograph using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 700 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 4
  • Rights
  • Museum of History & Industry, Seattle